Geophysicist - Anchorage

at Hilcorp
Location Anchorage, Alaska
Date Posted January 26, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 7



Hilcorp, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,350 employees in multiple operating areas including  the Gulf Coast of Texas and  Louisiana, the Northeast United States, and Alaska's Cook Inlet and North Slope. Our formula is to grow the company by leveraging our core competencies and operational expertise. Our proficiency in these key areas has resulted in significant growth over the last several years. Hilcorp is consistently acknowledged for its culture, values and ethics. In fact we have been recognized by multiple, local and national, publications as one of the best places in America to work. In addition Hilcorp has also been commended for its unique programs that foster charitable giving by its employees and our emphasis on partnering with the communities in which we operate. We take great pride in our accomplishments and strive to maintain a culture that will allow for continued growth.


Hilcorp Energy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.


  • Works daily with other New Ventures team members in the identification and development of oil and gas prospects and wells.
  • Utilizes appropriate geophysical techniques and applications for prospect generation and maturation.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on investment opportunities through geophysical and geological analysis.
  • Generates structural and stratigraphic interpretations, and identifies hydrocarbon potential, based on seismic data and interpretations.
  • Assesses the risks and uncertainties of prospects generated and matured
  • Generates a variety of maps to identify drilling locations using seismic data and advanced structural inversion techniques.
  • Coordinates and designs geophysical acquisitions for optimum cost benefit of data and interpretations.
  • Coordinates, designs, and manages process flow for processing or reprocessing. Interprets, integrates, and communicates special geophysical applications (e.g. analyze gathers, AVO), as appropriate.
  • Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
  • Adheres to the company’s values – integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment and innovation.
  • Supports company vision and mission.
  • Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Seven (7) years minimum experience in oil and gas geoscience with an emphasis on geophysics.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in the Cook inlet and/or North Slope of Alaska
  • Ability accurately solves problems.
  • Ability to make valuable contribution to team goals and objectives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public.
  • Ability to complete multiple, diverse tasks of differing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with specific ability to translate complex information into an organized and presentable manner.
  • Project management, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in the use and application of the following software:
  • Required: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook). SMT or similar seismic interpretation software.     2D/3D workstations experience and application.  Preferred: IHS Petra experience.


  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university or college with a degree in geology or geophysics.
  • Preferred: Master's Degree in geophysics or geology from an accredited university.

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